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This past year brought important political changes for the two largest economies in South/Southeast Asia. Although significant challenges remain, the election of a new government in India and a new president in Indonesia have...more
The House of Representatives passed legislation that could loosen some of the restrictions imposed by Dodd-Frank on big banks. The bill, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Businesses Burden Act, passed by a margin of...more
On January 21, the Committee on Financial Services, in a voice vote, agreed to a new oversight plan that identifies the areas that the Committee and its subcommittees plan to oversee during the 114th Congress. Notable...more
The Obama administration recently announced the most significant changes in years to U.S. sanctions against Cuba, allowing expanded travel, trade, and exchange in targeted areas....more
On January 12, 2015, President Obama signed into law H.R. 26, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA of 2015), providing a federal backstop for insurance against risks of terrorism. TRIPRA...more
As part of a broader, ongoing effort to forge closer relations with Cuba, the Obama administration has enacted a new set of regulations intended to facilitate certain forms of authorized travel to Cuba. The regulations, which...more
On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled "What are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?" This hearing was the first of the new Congress to...more
On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, which contains provisions that significantly reform ERISA Section 4062(e). The new law is meant to ensure that...more
Employers who sponsor defined benefit plans, or who are involved in a corporate transaction involving defined benefit plans, should be aware of developments in Washington concerning Section 4062(e) of ERISA. The Pension...more
In the waning days of the 2001-2002 legislative session, then Assemblymember Kevin Shelley gutted and amended AB 55. As introduced, AB 55 would have amended the Elections Code. Instead, AB 55 became the vehicle for the...more
As the work of the new Congress gets under way , there is general agreement that business tax reform is one of a handful of issues that may be achievable in the closing two years of the Obama Administration, and, in fact,...more
The following describes the reporting requirements under Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island laws, which require certain corporate entities to file reports regarding their business relationships with state...more
In today’s Federal Register, both the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published the first revisions to the U.S.’ Cuba economic sanctions. As expected, those changes...more
In implementation of the policy changes announced by President Barack Obama on December 17, 2014, the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31...more
On January 15, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) released important updates to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (“CACR”). The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry...more
The House Financial Services Committee voted unanimously today to approve the Committee’s oversight plan for the 114th Congress. The plan provides that the Committee intends to continue its close examination of the...more
The House of Representatives recently passed, by a vote of 271-154, legislation that includes a delay in the implementation of the Volcker Rule until 2019. The proposed change would add two years to the maximum extension...more
In his sixth State of the Union Address to Congress, President Obama again called on Congress to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity laws and enact a federal standard for data security and breach notification. Speaking...more
President Obama’s State of the Union address touched briefly on housing issues. With a focus on “middle class economics”, it was inevitable that we would hear about homeownership rather than rental housing. He mentioned lower...more
On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515 (“CACR”), and the U.S. Department of Commerce amended the Export Administration...more
The 113th Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, 2014. Among its legislative shortcomings, including the last-minute failure to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (‘‘TRIA’’), was the inability to produce any meaningful reform to...more
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce have released new regulations that loosen restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba....more
The president’s recent announcement of plans to ease the 54-year old embargo of Cuba engendered great excitement and anticipation on the part of U.S. companies eager to do business in Cuba. However, although these proposed...more
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed legislation that would make the state’s data security law the strongest in the country and require “unprecedented safeguards” for personal data....more
In yet one more assertion of federal power to regulate insurance – which states have long controlled – President Obama signed legislation on Jan. 12 that will dramatically speed the licensing of insurance agents and brokers...more
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